BILL NUMBER: AB 329	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  325
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  MAY 23, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 7, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 25, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 18, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 21, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Pan
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Fong and Wieckowski)
   (Coauthors: Senators Beall and Cannella)

                        FEBRUARY 13, 2013

   An act to add Section 22505.5 to the Business and Professions
Code, relating to business.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 329, Pan. Ticket sellers: equitable online ticket buying
process: sale or use of circumventing software.
   Existing law provides for the comprehensive regulation of ticket
sellers, and, among other things, requires disclosure of specified
information to consumers and the maintenance of records and a
permanent business address. Existing law provides that a violation of
the laws regulating ticket sellers is a misdemeanor.
   This bill would additionally provide that a person who
intentionally uses software to circumvent a security measure, access
control system, or other control or measure on a ticket seller's
Internet Web site that is used to ensure an equitable ticket buying
process is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   Because this bill would create a new crime, it would impose a
state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 22505.5 is added to the Business and
Professions Code, to read:
   22505.5.  Notwithstanding Section 22503.5, 22503.6, 22504, or
22511, a person who intentionally uses or sells software to
circumvent a security measure, access control system, or other
control or measure on a ticket seller's Internet Web site that is
used to ensure an equitable ticket buying process is guilty of a
misdemeanor.
  SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.